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Re: PostgreSQL 7.2 Initdb

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'Jason Tishler'" <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>
Cc: "'pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL 7.2 Initdb
Date: 2001-09-25 20:16:21
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Tishler [mailto:jason(at)tishler(dot)net] 
> Sent: 25 September 2001 14:21
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: 'pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org'
> Subject: Re: [CYGWIN] PostgreSQL 7.2 Initdb
> Dave,
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 09:12:33AM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jason Tishler [mailto:jason(at)tishler(dot)net]
> > > 2. Are you using ntsec?
> > 
> > Not to my knowledge. I can't find the keyword in the cygwin 
> > environment string in Win2K, and I see no mention of it in the 
> > cygcheck -s output.
> I have good news and bad news.  I cannot reproduce your 
> problem with the 2001/9/24 snapshot.  My WAG is that you need 
> to add ntsec to your CYGWIN environment variable.

Yup, that did it (after a brief struggle with the security that ended with
me waving a white flag and logging in as the local Administrator!).

Actually, I still can't connect with psql but that's another problem
(probably not Cygwin) - the postmaster is running at least.

> Unfortunately, I cannot explain why your setup works for 
> 7.1.3 but not 7.2.

My guess is that someone added the mode check on $PGDATA to initdb as a
simple check to help secure databases - of course on 99.99999% on *nix
systems that will work just fine!

I get the feeling that this question may well become as common as the
current 'why does my initdb hang?'...

Thanks, Dave.

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